J Korean Soc Microsurg.  2008 May;17(1):1-6.

Soft Tissue Coverage Using a Combined Gastrocnemius-medial Sural Artery Perforator Flap

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. ljhortho@yahoo.co.kr

Abstract

Medial gastrocnemius flap has been known as a useful option for soft tissue reconstruction of the knee and upper 1/3 of lower extremity, but it has a limitation to cover the lateral defect of the knee joint. We performed the combined gastrocnemius-medial sural artery perforator flap for coverage of the anterolateral defects of the knee joint, which is compound flap using a medial gastrocnemius flap and a medial sural artery perforator flap. This flap is a useful method for reconstruction of anterolateral knee defects, providing a easy dissection without the microsurgery and intramuscular dissection of the perforators.

Keyword

Soft tissue defect; Knee; Compound flap; Gastrocnemius flap; Medial sural artery perforator flap

MeSH Terms

Arteries
Knee
Knee Joint
Lower Extremity
Microsurgery
Organic Chemicals
Perforator Flap
Organic Chemicals
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